There was a sang

Music: Michael Buck, Words: Helen B. Cruickshank (1886-1975)

Voicing: SATB

Performance time approx: 1m 40s

Range S: d' – d'' / A: a – b♭' / T: e – d' / B: A – g

Price code: B


This piece is part of the set "Three Helen B. Cruickshank songs".

The set also includes:

This is a song of remembrance of past love. Michael Buck’s pensive setting is very faithful to the rhythm of the spoken poem. Fermatas heighten the sense of quiet recollection, and the harmonies are simple but effective.

The recording is by Rudsambee Company of Singers, directed by Sheena Phillips, and is available on the album citrus and honey (RUBEECD002).

There was a sang[song]
That aye I wad be singin';[always] [would]
There was a star,
An' clear it used tae shine;
An' liltin' in the starlicht[starlight]
Thro' the shadows
I gaed lang syne.[I went long ago]

There was a sang;
But noo, I canna mind it.[now I can't remember it]
There was a star;
But noo, it disna shine.[doesn't]
There was a luve that led me
Thro' the shadows —
And it was mine.

Helen B. Cruickshank (used with permission)

Copyright is held by A C Hunter, Ashgrove House, Loanhead, midlothian, Scotland EH20 9NG

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There was a sang

Michael Buck


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